Jason Cirillo from Choice Provisions (formerly Gaijin Games) has taken to the PlayStation Blog to reveal more about the upcoming arcade-style platformer Woah Dave!

Woah Dave! – originally announced alongside their name change in June of this year – is an ode to the platformers of the 80’s with a modern angle, upping the chaos and the challenge to appease the modern gamer.

Here’s a bit about the gameplay from Jason;

“The basic premise is that poor Dave has taken it upon himself to protect the city from the relentless invasion of aliens hatching from mysterious eggs that are falling from the sky. The only things in his arsenal against the creatures are the eggs themselves, as well as some menacing-looking glowing skulls and the occasional WOAH block. Once the aliens have hatched, they instinctively make their way down to the lava pit where they spring up in evolved forms, until they’ve evolved to their final form as tenacious Eye Bats.”

“One thing the keen observer might notice is that there are no traditional levels and bosses like you might be used to seeing in platform games. Woah Dave! has a sneaky progression system wherein the difficulty ramps up and the platforms change slowly over time, and in a more organic fashion. New enemies will be introduced as you begin to master the game, and these enemies will change things up in totally unexpected ways. The more skillful players will also manage to unlock “Bonkers Mode,” which is in our opinion the “real” game of Woah Dave!”

They’ve also included a trailer and some screenshots, posted below for your senses to take in;

Woah Dave! will be cross-buy between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita when it launches, which will apparently be “very soon.”

What do you think guys, will you be hanging with Dave when he drops?

  • aros

    Hopefully very cheap as it looks extremely simple.

  • Buckybuckster

    Seems to “borrow” from the original Mario Bros. even down to the POW or in this case WOAH block. Would probably pick this up if at the right price which in my humble opinion would be somewhere around $5.